Yours Tonight, Book 1 of series, Joya Ryan
Genre: Erotic romance
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Astonishingly though Joya has written many books this is the first one I’ve read. she’s definitely in my favourite authors list now as I really enjoyed this one.
Jack is real Alpha type, strong and confident but not in a sleazy or overbearing way. You can feel his intensity, it kind of emanates from him even when he’s silent. Of course his strength has come at a cost, his past has secrets that shaped him, and still affect him. Lana too has secrets, and sadly hers aren’t too far away being tied in with her family. Lana, she needs some of that strength he has – she’s struggled to get past so much and he seems to offer just what she needs right now. She needs his help, and agrees his terms, letting him have control over her. Having someone strong on her side, believing in her means a lot to her. I really liked Jack, especially when he realised his commands one evening caused her difficulties, and instead stopped everything and worked with her to find out why she was so upset. At times he seemed a bit OTT with his commands, but that showed me just how much he had Lana’s needs considered. She liked his taking control so it worked well for them.
I loved Lana, she’s worked so hard against a lack of family support. She really is out on her own, but still hopes, dreams, that her father will let her in, that she can be part of his business. Her step mother though controls the purse strings and doesn’t like Lana, and they have a difficult past. What Lana endured was horrific, but no one believed her so to have recovered so well shows just how hard she’s tried, and yet she can’t let this idea of her father wanting her for herself go.
Then things begin to falter, she’s fallen in love with Jack, but there are still so many secrets between them and things happen that bring them out – and not in a good light on either side. Can they recover from this or is it the end? Well, I’m hoping they can get back together, but Jack looks to have some strong competition from someone who’s also made it no secret he wants Lana and who knows Lana is attracted to him….will that make Jack step back in or leave a clear field. For me its step back in – please Jack – as they are so good together.
Stars: Five, cracking read, and I can’t wait for part two ( and three!) A stunningly sensual read, within a strong storyline.
ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers